|The Coffee House - Forum - Mark Cohen|
Maryland Governor Bob Ehrlich's 2007 budget proposes an increase for higher education of 14 percent, observes Stephen Elmore, director of the Maryland Budget and Tax Policy Institute. But even with this hefty election year hike, Ehrlich has actually cut support for state universities and colleges since he took office, and tuition and fees have skyrocketed. (Host: Mark Cohen)
Keywords: budget; Maryland; higher education
|The Coffee House - March 2006 - Mark Cohen|
Gov. Ehrlich's Election Year Budget After successive years of spending cuts, and threatening further cuts unless the General Assembly supports the introduction of slot machines into Maryland, Republican Gov. Bob Ehrlich now comes bearing gifts, proposing the largest state spending increases in a generation (and without having slots as a revenue source). The apparent big winners in the 2007 budget: Corrections officers and higher education...
Keywords: budget; Maryland; Sojourners; politics; faith; gardening; invasive; native; poetry; singer-songwriter; Masai; Innocents